FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE A FEATURE FIREPLACE

Your preferred style, and that of the home and room your open fireplace is in, is central to everything we do here at Camelot Real Fires. Understanding the style of open fire you might like and making that vision a reality as a working open fire is what we do.

Your unique Open fireplace
Every customer is unique and has their own style, tastes, and ideas about what their perfect open fire will look like in their home. That’s why we go the extra mile by offering you access to our huge range of fireplace images as inspiration. We also offer a nationwide show visit service where we can bring examples of our fires plus other materials to you at your premises and survey your open fireplace at the same time. There is a charge for these visits, but we offer credits against orders over a certain value.

Once an order is confirmed our proven design service enables us to present clear and relevant fireplace images of the canopy, firegrate or dog irons we are going to create before we strike metal so you know you’re happy. That’s how we create open fires that are as unique as you are whilst working perfectly and contributing to a beautiful living space.

Some customers are incredibly knowledgeable about the detail of the period their property relates to, others have a vision, and some just want us to help them create something that looks amazing every time they sit down in front of their roaring open fire. From our perspective any approach to finding your style is the right one as long as it feels right to you.

A key part of our role is to ensure the design is deliverable, safe, won’t let smoke into the room and is within a budget that you are willing to invest.

Your preferred style, and that of the home and room your open fireplace is in, is central to everything we do here at Camelot Real Fires. Making your vision a reality as a working open fire is what we do.

Your unique Open fireplace
Every customer is unique and has their own style, tastes, and ideas about what their perfect open fire will look like in their home. That’s why we offer access to our huge range of fireplace images as inspiration. We also offer a nationwide show visit service where we can bring examples of our fires plus other materials to you at your premises and survey your open fireplace at the same time. There is a charge for these visits, but we offer credits against orders over a certain value.

Once an order is confirmed our proven design service enables us to present clear and relevant fireplace images of the canopy, firegrate or dog irons we are going to create so you know you’re happy. That’s how we create open fires that are unique, work perfectly and contribute to a beautiful living space.

OPEN FIRE OR STOVE?

Anniversary Edition Thermovent

One of the key decisions you need to make is whether you are going to have an open fire or stove. Now we love stoves as efficient solid fuel burners – but let’s be clear – you will never make a stove look like a period open fire and don’t believe anyone who says it will. It will also have a door of some sort reducing the ambience created by the sounds, aroma and view of the flames.
It’s also NOT the case that open fires will not be allowed anywhere in the UK under the proposed Clean Air regulations from 2022. More info here…

Inglenook Fireplace

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

“Paul was able to design an unobtrusive canopy to work with our original chimney and fireplace in a 16th century cottage renovation. We now have a lovely working “open” fire in our dining room which has been great over the winter months. Thanks again.”
Michelle, Oxfordshire, October 2016

Thermovent open fire

Traditional thermovent and inglneook canopy
Feature Fireplaces
Hand beaten copper inglenook canopy with thermovent.

At Camelot we offer customers choice in fireplace design, but also a choice of open fire solution.

You can choose our ‘all-in-one’ open fire solution – the Thermovent woodburning open fire which is supplied complete with a canopy , dog irons and grate front. The Thermovent high efficiency heating system ensures you and your family will be cosy all winter.

As an alternative we can create for you a bespoke canopy (sometimes called a fire hood) with a firegrate or basket underneath.

Either of these options will look amazing in your fireplace and be made to order just for you so is a unique centrepiece for your room.

As we are solely specialists in open fires we focus on producing the highest quality tailor-made canopies, firegrates, firebaskets and dog irons that really do work.

At Camelot we offer customers choice in fireplace design, but also a choice of open fire solution.

You can choose our ‘all-in-one’ open fire solution – the Thermovent woodburning open fire which is supplied complete with a canopy, dog irons and grate front. 

As an alternative we can create for you a bespoke canopy (sometimes called a fire hood) with a firegrate or basket underneath.

As we are solely specialists in open fires we focus on producing the highest quality tailor-made canopies, firegrates, firebaskets and dog irons that really do work and will keep you warm all winter.

Canopy and Fire grate?

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Bespoke Fireplaces
Large steel inglenook canopy and custom fire basket

As part of our commitment to the open fireplace as a feature or British homes, since 2016 we have developed our unique Twin-Skin canopy. Designed specifically to work with your chimney, it allows the canopy or hood to be the perfect shape and size for your fireplace design whilst still ensuring the smoke goes up the chimney.

Our firegrates and fireguards are created to match the fireplace design they are part of and the canopy they are to sit under. We also ensure that the fire grate design is optimised for the primary choice of fuel – wood or coal or both. The wrong design will either mean using much more wood then you need to along with very little heat, or a coal fire that simply doesn’t want to co-operate. These are subtle differences but ones that we understand and include as part of all our fire grate designs.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP WITH ALL THINGS OPEN FIRES!

Call us on 01905 820181
We love to talk open fires.

Invite Camelot to visit you
Our show and survey visit

The key features of an Open Fire Fireplace design

Canopy or fire hood
The canopy is the most diverse and impactful element in most fireplace designs. The size and shape ranges from compact to large, rounded or squared off, straight edges, curves, wide or tight angles. There is also a wide variety of materials and finishes available, such as dark gun metal steel, copper, or polished brass. We can also create an antique leather finish using accelerated rusting and are currently exploring many other custom finishes. These can be smooth or textured to suit the your desired open fire style.

Thermovent open fires include a canopy within the price. For a canopy only open fireplace design we have our unique twin skin canopy where an outer canopy is designed to look amazing and an inner canopy is focused on ensuring the smoke goes up the chimney. We also make traditional smaller single skin canopies. More…

Canopy or fire hood

The canopy is the most diverse and impactful element in most fireplace designs. The size and shape ranges from compact to large, rounded or squared off, straight edges, curves, wide or tight angles. There is also a wide variety of materials and finishes available, such as dark gun metal steel, copper, or polished brass. We can also create different finishes like antique, smooth or textured to suit your desired open fire style.

Thermovent open fires include a canopy within the price. For a canopy only open fireplace design we offer traditional single skin canopies, but our unique Twin Skin canopy is also available where an outer canopy is designed to look amazing and an inner canopy is focused on efficiency. More…

Firegrates or firebaskets
The firegrate (or grate front if on a Thermovent) can be designed to complement your canopy (or it can be the other way around). The thickness and shape of the bars, the flourishes we add such as twists, balls, curves, angles and scrolls in the metalwork, really add personality to each open fire we make. We can also use cutting techniques to cut out shapes and patterns even in heavy gauge iron for stunning effect.

The finished product is a beautiful and personal piece, which not only looks amazing but becomes a stunning feature in your room. More….

Four sided fire basket
Bespoke Fireplaces
6 - Castle Billiard Room

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

“Hi Paul, our Camelot fire is proving its worth. Absolutely superb in our thatched cottage. If you need a further endorsement please make contact.”
John H, Thatched Cottage, West Sussex.

Dog irons or Andirons
Dog irons (originally called Andirons) are often designed to compliment the fireplace design or the fire grate itself. Some customers prefer to start with the dog irons however as they are centre front in the fireplace design. One of the key design benefits of dog irons is the additional width they give to the piece which can help to match the scale of the open fireplace or the firegrate and fire basket.

Our dog irons are often created using traditional forging techniques where our blacksmith manipulates and forms the red hot iron into the shape of the key design features. If we’re casting in iron, brass or bronze the patterns we make can feature an unlimited range of design elements, when creating new patterns is an intricate process requiring patience and investment, something our craftsmen achieve with care and precision. Whether we leave the casting polished or natural also makes a huge difference to the design of the room.

Another aspect of dog irons can be scale. Sometimes they need to be small to match to overall scale of the open fireplace, however there is on occasion the opportunity to create real impact with tall dog irons. More….

Dog irons or Andirons

Dog irons (originally called Andirons) are often designed to compliment the fireplace design or the fire grate itself. Some customers however, prefer to start with the dog irons as they are centre front in the fireplace design. One of the key design benefits of dog irons is the additional width they give to the piece which can help to match the scale of the open fireplace or the firegrate and fire basket.

Our dog irons are often created using traditional forging techniques where our blacksmith manipulates and forms the red-hot iron into the shape of the key design features. If we’re casting in iron, brass or bronze we can produce an unlimited range of design elements. Scale is also important; sometimes they need to be small to match to overall scale of the open fireplace, however tall dog irons can also make an impact. More…

Bespoke Fireplaces
Bespoke Fireplaces
Bespoke Fireplaces

How can we help you with the design your open fireplace?

Browse through our Open fire gallery & Fireplace design
Throughout this web-site we have included many fireplace images and designs from previous projects we have created for customers for you to view as inspiration. More…

Our ‘Show visit’ service
Many of our customers are all over the UK so visiting us isn’t practical, but some people do  arrange to pop in to talk over what they might require. Most choose to take advantage of our Open fire Show visits where we visit them with an example canopy and a complete Thermovent open fire. We discuss first hand what you might like whilst in front of your fireplace and we can carry out a visual survey of your open fireplace. During a visit we we will be able to give firms costs to enable you to make a decision. We do make a charge for these visits details of which can be found on our pricing page . More..

Our ‘Show visit’ service
Many of our customers are all over the UK so visiting us isn’t practical. We don’t have a show room at our workshop in Worcester but some people do call to arrange to pop in to talk over what they might require. Most people choose to take advantage of our Open fire Show visits where we visit them with an example canopy and a complete Thermovent open fire plus other items in our vehicle. We can discuss first hand what you might like whilst in front of your fireplace and we can carry out a visual survey of your open fireplace. During a visit we we will be able to give firms costs to enable a decision should you wish. We do make a charge for these visits details of which can be found on our pricing page . More..

Our Open fire design service
Once an order is confirmed, if you have chosen a bespoke fire, we can create a design sketch of your open fireplace with the proposed elements that make up the fireplace design for you to approve or revise. This process has meant we have always delivered a Thermovent, fire grate or canopy that our customer felt was exactly what they were expecting. Satisfaction assured as our customer testimonials reveal. More….

Workshop

Commissioned designs
If you as a customer, architect, interior designer or contractor are very clear what is required we can take your design or vision and make it a reality – rolling into the design our expertise in the creation of such pieces and ensuring they do work. More….

WE’RE HERE TO HELP WITH ALL THINGS OPEN FIRES!

Call us on 01905 820181
We love to talk open fires.

Invite Camelot to visit you
Our show and survey visits

Anniversary Edition – ready to go at a fixed price.
If you don’t want to customise each element of your fire, and love our past work, we have combined all of the most popular choices into our Anniversary Edition Thermovent open fire. It’s really popular in Inglenook open fires but also chosen for many other styles of open fireplace. More…